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The CoffeeHouse Portfolio

The CoffeeHouse Portfolio This is another in my series of reviews on popular fixed asset allocation portfolios. Bill Schultheis is well known to many of you as the author of The Coffee House Investor,...

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Watch That 401K

Watch That 401K I was really spoiled when I was in the military using the TSP retirement plan. Ultra low expense ratios on the funds (sometimes as low as 1.5 basis points, or 0.015% (compare to Vangua...

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The Permanent Portfolio

The Permanent Portfolio I'll be reviewing several different fixed asset allocation portfolios in the next few months, pointing out their pros and cons.  Each investor ought to develop his own asset al...

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Safe Savings Rate

A while back I posted about the concept of a safe withdrawal rate, the percentage which you can withdraw from your portfolio each year in retirement, adjusted for inflation, at which you shouldn't run...

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Physician Retirement Survey

Physician Retirement Survey Jackson and Coker recently completed a survey of physicians about retirement. The most interesting statistic in my opinion is that 70% of physicians have changed their reti...

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Student Loans vs Investing

One of the most common questions and debates among blog readers is what to do with excess income- pay down debt or invest. There are a lot of considerations that go into this question, and there isn't necessarily a right answer for any given person at any given time. Read these guidelines to help you make your decision.

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Maximizing FDIC Insurance

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was started during The Great Depression to prevent runs on banks and to provide for an orderly transition when banks fail.  Before then, you had best pick you...

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Online Savings Accounts

Online Savings Accounts Cash.  Everyone needs  it.  It takes many forms.  Perhaps you have $50 in your wallet, and a few thousand in your checking account.  Hopefully you've got an emergency fund some...

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